4 | Earth Watch
FON aids international efforts; Quetico Park to remain wilderness; planning underway for Nahanni; parks and forestry clash head-on; a better deal for Ontario Indians; FON submits proposed wetland policy; Alfred Bog threatened; progress on Oshawa Second Marsh; gloomy news on Niagara Escarpment; new mineral aggregate policy adopted; how much is wildlife worth?
12 | Notes
FON scholarships granted; extended hours for Nature Canada Bookshop; Killarney volunteer ranger appeal; painted turtle study; Guelph scholarship honours Landon; The Spit needs friends.
52 | In the Field: Volunteer Projects for Naturalists
Flora and fauna of Middlesex County; flora and fauna of Lambton County; environmentally sensitive areas in Halton Region; Toronto Ravines survey.
54 | Groundswell
By Ron Reid
16 | Black Fly … Summer Scourge
Next to black flies, mosquitoes seem friendly. Learning more about this ubiquitous pest may make putting up with them more tolerable.
By Elaine Jaques
22 | Snappers!
Despite powerful, razor-sharp jaws, snapping turtles are not the vicious, vile-tempered creatures of popular belief. Still, don’t corner one.
By Suzanne Kingsmill
28 | Environmental Education (Part I): Frill or Necessity?
An introduction to what outdoor education means in this province. Vitally important, it should be a mandatory component of each child’s upbringing.
By Peri McQuay
33 | Daytripping
Pining to get away for a day of canoeing but at a loss where to go? This detailed “how to do it” article will answer all your questions.
By Frank Longstaff & Jill Malins
On the cover
38 | Destination: The Limestone Islands
Situated in one of the loveliest regions of Ontario, the Limestone Islands resemble tropical atolls in their deserted remoteness.
By J. David Taylor
Photos © Frank Longstaff, Shirley Clemmer, Ralph Morris